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VIRGINIA – On Wednesday, elected officials in Virginia hosted a press call to criticize the EPA’s first-ever national standards for industrial carbon pollution for power plants. The League of Conservation Voters is currently running television advertising in Virginia aimed at raising public awareness of and support for the EPA’s new clean air safeguards.
LCV Senior Vice President of Campaigns Navin Nayak issued the following statement in response:
“We expect polluters and their political allies to distort the impact of this new public health safeguard but the fact is cleaning up industrial carbon pollution will not turn off the lights or hurt consumers. Despite what opponents would have people believe, this standard will position the electric power sector in Virginia to be a sustainable engine of growth for the American economy for decades to come.
It’s appalling that elected officials in the pocket of polluters are spreading lies about new clean air standards that will protect children and all Virginians from harmful air pollution, but not surprising that they are falling in lockstep with Virginia’s own denier-in-chief Ken Cuccinelli.”
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